The purchase agreement between Activision/Blizzard and Microsoft has not been finalized. But the doubts it generates have not prevented both companies from starting to make plans for when it happens. This week the agreement entered its second phase which, in a simplified way, means that it only remains for the regulatory entities in charge to give the approval to carry out the deal. And taking advantage of the moment, Microsoft has issued a statement in which, once again, it makes its intentions clear with the purchase: to bring the developer’s great games to Game Pass.
The interesting thing about the document is that, with names, it makes it clear which titles players should expect to join the library: “We intend to make Activision Blizzard’s much-loved library of games, including Overwatch, Diablo and Call of Duty , be available on Game Pass and grow those gaming communities.”
The arrival of these titles represents very good news for Game Pass subscribers. The games library is already one of the best options, considering its price and the number of titles available. The addition of AAA games from Activision only puts Game Pass ahead of (let’s face it) other alternatives that haven’t come close to building an even similar library.
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Microsoft has once again made it clear that its intention is not for these aforementioned games to become unavailable on other consoles. From the beginning, the company has sought to reduce the fears of its fans by repeating that the idea behind the purchase is to add these titles to Game Pass, not necessarily to make them exclusive Xbox games. Specifically, it mentions the case of COD by ensuring that part of its commitments is to “make the same version of Call of Duty available on PlayStation the same day the game is released elsewhere.”
For now those with Game Pass will have to wait a bit longer before they can play these games in their library.
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